All are welcome, and we are doing everything we can to keep you and our staff safe. We are open now Mon to Sat 9-7, and Sun.10-6. Masks are required, as is hand sanitizing when you enter. Social distancing is encouraged,and we see our customers trying to be mindful and respectful of each other. We will have to limit the number of customers in the store at one time as we get closer to Christmas, but so far we haven't reached our capacity for the 7000 square feet. We have seen a lot more early Christmas shopping -- which is probably a good idea considering the way the pandemic is surging, and the possibilities of a shut-down. ( shudders from everyone... but nothing is more important than getting a handle on this virus and slowing the tragic loss of life).
It is important to note that WE ARE USING ONLY OUR FRONT DOOR WHICH OPENS DIRECTLY ONTO THE PARKING LOT ON THE LIBERTY ST. SIDE OF THE TANNERY. The door to the Tannery indoor mall is closed permanently during the pandemic, except for handicap access, or those who have baby-strollers. It is much safer for customers and staff when we are not a pass-through to the back hall.
For those uncomfortable with coming inside, call us at 978-465-9359, and we will still can do "no contact parking lot pick-up".
And we are still offering free home delivery to all who need it. Twice weekly Paul delivers for us locally. For all our loyal customers who drive a bit more to visit us, we will get your books to you, free of charge. CALL US 978.465.9359, and we can chat about books over the phone,and make our usual stellar recommendations. EMAIL US AT Jabberwockybooks@gmail.com. OR ORDER RIGHT HERE, CHOOSING "PICKUP AT STORE OPTION" AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR FREE DELIVERY.
Once again a huge Thank-you to all who contributed to The Go-Fund-Me campaign last spring and quite literally ensured our survival. Sue says she has learned that The Jabberwocky really isn't just hers, but belongs to the whole community. Thank you all.
Please everyone stay safe and healthy during the holidays -- The Jabberwocky Staff
Espaillat has published eleven collections of her work: Lapsing to Grace (Bennett & Kitchel, 1992); Where Horizons Go (Truman State University Press, 1998), which won the 1998 T. S. Eliot Prize; Rehearsing Absence (University of Evansville Press, 2001), which won the 2001 Richard Wilbur Award; "Mundo y Palabra/The World and the Word" (Oyster River Press, 2001), a bilingual chapbook that is part of a series titled Walking to Windward: 21 New England Poets; a chapbook in the Pudding House invitational series, titled "Rhina P. Espaillat: Greatest Hits, 1942 - 2001" (Pudding House Press, 2003); The Shadow I Dress In (David Robert Books, 2004), winner of the 2003 Stanzas Prize; a chapbook titled "The Story-teller's Hour" (Scienter Press, 2004); Playing at Stillness (Truman State University Press, 2005); a bilingual collection of poems and essays titled Agua de dos rios, published under the auspieces of the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Culture (Editora Buho, 2006); a bilingual collection of short stories titled El olor de la memoria/The Scent of Memory (CEDIBIL, 2007); and a poetry collection titled Her Place in These Designs (Truman State University Press, 2008).
Her additional awards include the Sparrow Sonnet Prize; three yearly prizes from the Poetry Society of America; the Der-Hovanessian Translation Prize, the Barbara Bradley Award and the May Sarton Award from the New England Poetry Club; the Oberon Prize; the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award sponsored by The Formalist (twice); the Tree at My Window Award from the Robert Frost Foundation (specifically for her Spanish translations of Robert Frost, and her English translations of Saint John of the Cross and the Dominican poet Cesar Sanchez Beras); the Dominican Republic's Salome Ure